WCIU Channel 26 - The Ginny Tiu Show (Part 3, 1969)
Here's Part 3 of The Ginny Tiu Show which aired on WCIU Channel 26. Ms. Tiu was a child prodigy pianist whose chief claim to fame was playing by ear and not being able to read a note, and who was a familiar presence on such 1960's TV series as The Ed Sullivan Show, Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, and a 1966 episode of I've Got a Secret (from Steve Allen's run as host), as well as appearing in the 1962 Elvis Presley film Girls! Girls! Girls! In later years, she would become a fixture in the Hawaii concert scene, particularly in Honolulu. On this show, she was accompanied by members of her family (brother Alexander, and sisters Vicky and Elizabeth), and Elaine Mulqueen on commercials.
This program was taped in color at the studios of WREX Channel 13 in Rockford, IL (an ABC affiliate at the time, but today affiliated with NBC) on June 7th 1969, with Jack Mulqueen as producer / director and Drew Leach as creative director, but (unfortunately) aired on WCIU in black-and-white (it very likely also aired on WREX just to say to the Union that the program aired on another station).
Ginny and her siblings in a comedy sketch dealing with how schools of the future would teach history based on the current generation gap - Ginny as a teacher wearing go-go boots, Vicky as a sunglasses-wearing hipster, Elizabeth in a Shirley Temple-style getup (complete with curly blonde wig and lollipop, and Alexander wearing a bike helmet (and constantly banging on his helmet as part of a recurring gag of "using his head") - listen for corny jokes about Christopher Columbus, the city in Ohio that bears his name, and his discovery of America.
Commercial: Elaine Mulqueen for Pentel's CPA Sharp 5 mechanical pencil - "Perfect for accountants, draftsmen, engineers, and all-around use for anyone requiring a rich-looking fine mechanical lead pencil" - Only $2.98 - Gift boxed - Distributed by McLennon Pen Co., 220 South State Street
Commercial: Pentel 67 pen (same as aired in Part 1) (voiceover by Al Parker?)
Commercial: Pentel Sharp 9 Retractible (sic) Pencil - "Say Goodbye to Ordinary Pencils" - Only 98 cents (voiceover by Al Parker?)
"Don't get smart, Alec."
This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, June 14th 1969 during the 5:30pm to 6pm timeframe.
Date Uploaded: 06/26/2012
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